Chasin' the Bird - The Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker - Brian Priestley

Chasin' the Bird - The Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker - Brian Priestley

The song is you

Chasin' the Bird - The Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker - Brian Priestley

Brian Priestley [+-]
Author, Journalist and Broadcaster
Brian Priestley is the co-author of The Rough Guide to Jazz, now in its fourth edition, and the biographer of Charles Mingus and John Coltrane. He is a jazz pianist of note, specialising in the Ellingtonian repertoire, and has several CDs to his name. He is also a critic and reviewer for numerous magazines including Jazzwise, and a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 3.

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An assessment of the Parker style virtually ignoring its later inuence but not its antecedents. The aim is to evaluate it in terms of such major areas of expression as tone qualities, rhythmic values, harmonic language, melodic sensibility and compositional considerations, and to do so through the tangible evidence of a limited number of examples drawn from the many studio and live recordings that have been made publicly available (so far).

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Priestley, Brian. The song is you. Chasin' the Bird - The Life and Legacy of Charlie Parker. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 106 - 124 Oct 2005. ISBN 9781845533298. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=18779. Date accessed: 16 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.18779. Oct 2005

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